NC Spin Articles


"It's broken. It's a mess."

Public relations is the art and science of managing information to persuade an audience. Governor McCrory has clearly adopted his PR strategy to persuade the people of North Carolina. By repeating the...    Read More

January 9, 2013

Let's Reform Judicial Elections

North Carolina policymakers will have a lot on their plate in 2013. The General Assembly will tackle education reform, a rewrite of the state tax code, the unemployment-insurance debt, and other...    Read More

by John Hood   |   January 9, 2013



McCrory Promise Tracker

WRAL’s Mark Binker has catalogued the promises candidate Pat McCrory made on the campaign trail and has organized them on the WRAL.com website to track how well Governor McCrory keeps his promises...    Read More

January 6, 2013




Medicaid misinformation multiplies

One of the biggest decisions facing the new General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory this year is whether or not North Carolina will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and provide health...    Read More

by Chris Fitzsimon   |   January 3, 2013

Bill Friday is NC SPIN's Tar Heel of the Year

Many made significant contributions to our state in 2012 but NC SPIN awards our annual Tar Heel of the Year award posthumously to William C. Friday. Perhaps no other North Carolinian of has played a...    Read More

December 30, 2012


Battling Unrealistic Job Expectations

I’m highly educated, very qualified. I don’t need training. I need a job.” That matter-of-fact statement stood out among dozens of comments addressed recently to a legislative committee looking...    Read More

December 27, 2012